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  1. blouen's Avatar
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    #1

    how?

    How do we say that we have talked so long about one topic?

    We _____ on this topic.

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    #2

    Re: how?

    I'd say, "We have thoroughly covered that topic."

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    #3

    Re: how?

    Possibly:
    We've said everything there is to say about it.
    ~R

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    #4

    Re: how?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    How do we say that we have talked so long about one topic?

    We _____ on this topic.
    We have elaborated on /dwelt on this topic...

    (if we must have "on" after the verb).


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    #5

    Re: how?

    We have exhausted the topic
    ??


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    #6

    Re: how?

    We've beaten this one to death.

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    #7

    Re: how?

    We have discussed the topic in details.


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    #8

    Re: how?

    Hi there : I'm not a native nor a teacher

    What about this though:

    Harp on about, as in:

    If you harp on about their bad habits too long, the kids will just stop listening.

    Also try using this idiom:

    Labour the point/belabour the point, as in:

    Everyone agrees with what you said - there's no need to belabor the point.
    If the students aren't listening it may be because the teacher is labouring the point too much.

    Cheers
    Udara
    Last edited by udara sankalpa; 08-Jul-2007 at 07:49. Reason: correction

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    #9

    Re: how?

    The topic's exhausted and I'm exhausted. Change the subject already!

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    #10

    Re: how?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The topic's exhausted and I'm exhausted. Change the subject already!
    haha, I agree, I think we have dwelt so much on this topic.

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